THE BOOKWALTER BINGE GRAN FONDO
Brent and Jamie Bookwalter found the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo in 2014 and it serves as the only active gran fondo organized and operated by a current professional American cyclist.
The fourth annual Bookwalter Binge was held on Saturday October 27, 2018.
Plan to join Brent and Jamie Bookwalter, other current and former professional cyclists and a plethora of amateur cyclists as they ride through the Blue Ridge Mountain.
The start/finish of the 2018 Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo will be hosted by Warren Wilson College and this change caused small modifications to the Binge Routes…but all three routes will have the same timed segments.
Jamie and Brent are passionate about protecting the environment. That’s why the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo raises funds to support the land conservation work done by Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.
The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is one of the country’s oldest and most respected land trusts. Founded in 1974 as a non-profit, charitable organization, SAHC works to conserve beautiful views, challenging trails, habitat for songbirds and wildlife, pristine streams, and family farms producing local food for culinary delights.
The Bookwalter Binge offers three routes of varying length which traverse some of the most beautiful roads in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina:
Gran – 7,000 ft of climbing in 87 miles
Medio – 5,800 ft in 72 miles
Piccolo – 2,850 ft in 39 miles
It’s a party on two wheels studded with races on timed sections.